"How God’s Whole Plan of Salvation is Culminating in Divine Mercy and Medjugorje."


“I don’t think any of us
understand the magnitude of what is going on here:
How God’s whole plan of salvation is
culminating in Divine Mercy and Medjugorje. How everything has led up to this
point, this point in human history.
” Father Chris Alar, MIC


“Here in
Medjugorje, we are at the Wedding Feast of Cana and Our Blessed Mother, Queen
of Peace, is saying: “Son, they have no wine”.
And He gives us Medjugorje and he gives us the geyser of mercy that
bursts forth out of Medjugorje where conversions take place and peace issues
forth.”
Brother Jason Lewis,
MIC


“This place [Medjugorje] is wide open with God’s Divine Mercy. And you see the peace. And the peace that you see is the Blessed Mother’s presence… She is present… Please come here.
This is where you’ll experience the two
most critical pieces of the culmination of salvation history. Again, I don’t
think we have any idea, at all, the time we are living in and the importance of
what is happening and what God and Mary are doing right here.”
Father Chris Alar, MIC 
These are just a few quotes from a video discussion by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC,
Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, and Brother Jason Lewis,
MIC. 


In the video, the two Marians of the Immaculate Conception
unpack the incredible homily of the Pope’s Representative, the Papal Nuncio to
Bosnia Herzegovina, Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto, which was given at St. James
Church in Medjugorje at the Vigil Mass of the Solemnity of the Holy Mother of
God, December 31, 2019. A homily in which he, an
“Archbishop, representing the Vatican, ties Medjugorje
to Divine Mercy as the message for our times.”


(The New Year’s Eve
vigil Holy Mass was concelebrated by 115 priests at St. James Church in
Medjugorje, along with the Apostolic Visitor for the parish of Medjugorje,
Archbishop Henryk Hoser, Provincial of Herzegovinian Franciscan Province, Fr.
Miljenko Steko and the parish priest of Medjugorje parish, Fr. Marinko Sakota).



Papal Nuncio to
Bosnia Herzegovina, Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto


Here are some
excerpts of the Archbishop’s homily:


“We are in a pilgrimage, in days,
seasons, years; but right now, that brings us to this Marian destination [he is
standing in St. James Church in Medjugorje], of the temple of the Queen of
Peace that is located here in Herzegovina.”
“…we desire peace as human beings. It
is intrinsic to us that we want desire peace and that its distrust and fear
that actually prevents us from being able to have peace in our hearts, our
countries and our homes…”
“How can Mary be the Queen of Peace
without being at the same time the Queen of Divine Merc
y? Mary is the
Queen of Peace, because she is the Queen of God’s Mercy, whose face is
Jesus.” 
“Just as at the wedding in Cana, today,
as well, Mary continues to turn to God’s Mercy, saying, “They have run out of
wine”. And this, the wine of Mercy, has descended and enters by way of the
royal petition of the one who carried Him in her body, in a way predicting at
Cana His revelation in human history…
“So, it would be right and just, in
this place to invoke Mary with the title of Queen of Peace and God’s Divine
Mercy. We have invoked her, called upon her for centuries. And we still call
upon her as Mother of Mercy. But her faithful, centuries long intercession for
us, transformed her into the Queen in whom God’s Mercy gladly hears prayers and
fulfills the tiniest desire of hers for the benefit of her children…”
“Let us conclude in the end, invoking
her altogether, united in the same prayer, saying: “Mary, Queen of Peace and
Divine Mercy, pray for us!”


Aren’t those some
extraordinary words regarding Medjugorje?!


Fr. Chris Alar, MIC,
Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, and Brother Jason Lewis,
MIC



Father Chris and
Brother Jason believe so. 


In this
video
they were so thrilled by the Papal representative’s homily tying
together Mary’s role in Medjugorje with Divine Mercy and the magnitude of its
importance in our day. 
They could barely contain their enthusiasm.



They spoke for about
an hour so excitedly that I wanted to try to pull out some of the main
highlights of their discussion and share them with you. Even as I do so, what
would be truly best, is to take time to watch the video for yourself –


[go to the link
and click on the playlist; and then, click again on the video entitled: Fr.
Chris and Brother Jason]. 
They provide a profound and thorough discussion
[unpacking the Papal’s nuncio’s words] that connect Our Blessed Mother and Divine Mercy – each confirming the truly unfathomable
importance of Medjugorje in our time!


 


+JMJ


I’ve spent the last
few days – literally hours and hours (and hours) – transcribing this incredible
discussion because it is so filled with wisdom and insight that I felt called
to share it.  (I ask for your forgiveness
in advance for any errors that I’ve missed).


All the times listed
below are hopefully close – they point to what time in the video you can find quotes
listed within the discussion/ homily.  


The emphases are mine
and seek to highlight the quotes that speak most to Mary and Medjugorje.


Pray about taking the
time to read through this; and then, saving it to read again and again (and
again) – “pondering all these things in our heart” like Mary. 


I can tell you I’ve
gained more and more the longer I’ve spent with it. 


And don’t forget to
watch the video(s) to gain even more insight.



Enjoy!



7:23:


Father Alar: “This Archbishop, representing the Vatican,
came to Medjugorje
and blew our doors off if you will, with a … series of statements … tying Medjugorje
to Divine Mercy as the message for our times.”



Brother: “I
absolutely wanted to come out of my skin when … the Archbishop used two titles:
Our Lady Queen of Peace is also the
Queen of Divine Mercy”
… I wanted to run out into the sanctuary… I never
heard in all my days heard the term specially used: Queen of Divine
Mercy.”




8:25:


Father Alar:
…”The highlights that I think are so incredibly important in our time, for
this period in human history… next to the resurrection I think we are living in the most important time in history, next to the resurrection,
because this is coming
, as Jesus told St. Faustina: “You, Faustina,
will prepare the world for my final coming.”
That was 89 years
ago. So we know we’re in the end-times.
We don’t know how long they’ll be… how long they’ll last.
But, here’s the
point, it was made very clear, by the
Bishop, that the problem facing the world today is distrust and fear. These
two…stumbling blocks, prevent us from receiving God’s grace fully.”



Brother: “And [the
Archbishop] said that these two things: “distrust and fear are the cause for
the lack of peace in our hearts. So he started the whole homily out noting that “we desire peace as human beings. It is
intrinsic to us that we want desire peace and that its distrust and fear that
actually prevents us from being able to have peace in our hearts, our countries
and our homes.”



Discussion: All goes back to the Garden of Eden …


Brother: “The
Archbishop talked about this. That somehow Adam and Eve, the serpent tricked
them … they believed the words of the serpent and they distrusted God. They
disbelieved God.”



10:55:


Brother: “The thing
that Jesus wants from us. The thing that God has wanted from humanity from all
eternity is trust in Him, to trust in God, trust in the Father’s protection,
trust in the Father’s love for us.



There’s a quote from
Catechism that … summarizes how humanity fails from the very beginning:


397 Man, tempted by the devil, let his trust in his Creator die
in his heart and, abusing his freedom, disobeyed God’s command. This is what
man’s first sin consisted of. All subsequent sin would be disobedience toward
God and lack of trust in his goodness.”



11:53:


Father Alar:


“So it’s important to
realize what happened right there… is the essence of mankind’s struggle from
the very beginning. When we stumbled and fell…. We were going to fear him. What
did they do, immediately after the fall? They immediately covered themselves –
they were hiding – figuratively and literally – God knew, after the fall, that
we would be broken, skittish creatures so he gave us the gift of a mother…


Who did you normally
use to run to when you got into trouble? … You just knew innately there was a
love, there was a gentleness [in mom]… God is so incredible that he knew
that we would see Him as this transcendent disciplinarian because of our
brokenness. So in his wisdom, he gave us the gift of a mother to bridge that
gap. She’s one of our own. She’s a creature. She’s a gift that’s been given to
us to run to.
And when we run to her, we find that gentleness, love and
peace. 




And this is where the
Archbishop tied it all together:



13:42


Brother: The
archbishop said right out of the gate -he wasted no time-this is so profound: “We
are in a pilgrimage, in days, seasons years, but right now, that brings us to
this Marian destination [he is standing in St. James Church in Medjugorje], of
the temple of the Queen of Peace that is located here in Herzegovina.”


He is pointing out: “That this place is his temple… it is
the temple of the Queen of Peace, our Mother. This is her temple!”





Father Alar: “What’s
really important is to go back to his first words. What is causing this lack of
peace? Distrust and fear.


Distrust goes back to
the Garden – goes back to the original sin.


So this is the wound
that God has been trying to heal in us from the beginning. And he did with our
Savior. So he gave us in the garden, the gift of a mother and the promise of a
Savior….



Brother: Gen
3: 15: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her
seed. He/she will crush your head and you will nip at his heel”
(The Father’s words to the serpent).



Father Alar:
“Distrust and fear have been the cause of the lack of peace… What is the answer
that God has been providing for us?


Trust.
Trust is the essence of the message (devotion) of Divine Mercy.


Jesus
the Savior is the gift of Divine Mercy.


We
also have the gift of a mother, who is Mother of Mercy.



But, Archbishop took
it to a new level:



16: 15: “He said
this distrust and this fear is the cause for the lack of peace. Now that is
answered by Mary. She’s the Queen of Peace.
So in Mary, we see here in Medjugorje…


[What is the theme
that we noticed everywhere as soon as we got here? Peace, Peace, Peace.


Jesus revealed to St.
Faustina: what hurt Jesus in the passion was not so much our sins – it was our
lack of trust.


And so Jesus went on to teach Faustina this message of trust
that he wanted her to bring to the world.


For 89 years she
has.]


Now the world, in the last 30 … 40
years, has been prepared for something also, in addition to that, and that is
the understanding of peace.



17: 45: Father Alar
continues:


“So here’s the
essence of it.


In Divine Mercy we learned about trust.


In Medjugorje, we are seeing, and
learning of Our Lady as the Queen of Peace.


Jesus said: “Mankind
will not have peace until it turns with trust to my Divine Mercy”
(Paragraph 300).



Here’s my revelation
as I’m listening to the Archbishop. God knew we were broken in the garden from
a lack of trust, so throughout human history he has been trying to raise up
saints and prophets – giving us, spoon feeding us, what we need to do to turn
back to him.
The
world has started to get prepared through an understanding of trust. We’ve got
to trust God. But how do we trust Him?


In
comes our Lady…”



Brother: “1981 – the
apparitions start on the feast of St. John the Baptist – who announces the Good
News, the coming of the Savior, prepares the world … for the coming of the
Savior … of his whole entire mystery of mercy and peace and to bring good news
of revelation of the Father so that we can have peace, security and fear can be
eradicated from our lives.


19: 42: Our Lady of Medjugorje is the precursor
bringing peace and we know that this place is a geyser of Divine Mercy and
conversion. Conversions have taken place out of Medjugorje for 38 years now…



Father Alar: “Many priests – more priests I’ve met have
been converted by Medjugorje than anywhere else.



20: 00: But when Our
Lord has been giving us this message of Divine Mercy, its essence is Trust, we
still, still haven’t been fully trusting…


So here comes the
Archbishop and he says: “What is the
result of this distrust and this fear? It’s a lack of peace, so Mary comes in
as the Queen of Peace, right here to Medjugorje, to bring us an understanding
of peace…this peace is brought to us, to the world, right here in Medjugorje
.



20:43: Brother:
“Archbishop’s powerful, powerful statement … this is his conclusion:”


“How can Mary be the Queen of Peace
without being at the same time the Queen of Divine Merc
y? We
are here in the Temple of the Queen of Peace in Bosnia Herzegovina. Mary is the
Queen of Peace, because she is the Queen of God’s Mercy, whose face is
Jesus.” 




They both speak of jumping
up during the homily … looking for each other… ready to stand up and start
clapping…



21:50: Both: “Here’s why that’s important because he
just linked Divine Mercy and Medjugorje. The message and devotion of Divine
Mercy of Faustina and the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje: The two charisms – The
two modern day revelations. The revelations of the last 100 years – started
with Fatima and since then, has been Divine Mercy and now Medjugorje. They all
tie together. Fatima ties into this, because we are learning and understanding,
right now, the biggest problem we have is the lack of trust…



22: 40 Brother: “…He links what’s going on in Medjugorje
and what’s going on in the world really… with all the conflicts, with all the
discord, with all the confusion the Evil One has set about… the reason why
there is such a lack of peace, ultimately there’s a lack of God – there’s an
absence of God.



“The archbishop touches on that in his homily as well, but
then he ties it back into Cana and what our Lady does.
What happens at the wedding feast of
Cana? They run out of wine…”


23:24:


Brother: “Mary
intercedes and she looks and understands that in today’s day and age we are
empty. We have run out. We’re broke… She turns to her Son and says: “They have
no wine.”


And we know that Our
Lord turns and says “woman” referring back to Genesis 3:15… he links her to his
salvific mission… as the New Eve…



And so the Archbishop
goes on to say: “When she said ‘They ran
out of wine’
that’s very
appropriate for Mary intercede, and this “the wine of mercy” can descend to
enter into that encounter of royal petition of the one who carried her in her
body, in a way predicting Cana, his revelation in human history.”


24:16:


Brother: “Right now we are seeing Our Lady at Cana
– at the wedding feast of Cana –right now in our day and age. Here in
Medjugorje, we are at the Wedding Feast of Cana and Our Blessed Mother, Queen
of Peace, is saying: “Son, they have no wine”… 
And He gives us Medjugorje and he gives us the geyser of mercy that bursts
forth out of Medjugorje where conversions take place and peace issues forth.”



Father Alar: “Peace
and mercy is that wine that we are lacking. We’re not lacking the mercy. We’re
lacking in the acceptance, that trusting in Mercy.”



[Explanation of why
Mary is called “woman” – veneration/ respect Mary…



26:18 Father: “Tertullian:
Since satan overthrew both a man and a
woman, it’s going to take both a man and a woman to liberate humanity from
satan.”


… 


26:36: “She’s
co-redemptrix … in the sense that “co” doesn’t mean “equal to”… it means
“with”. So she was with Jesus in his act of redemption. She gave him his body.
She gave him his flesh… and the very blood, which only one drop could have
redeemed humanity…. His whole fleshly existence was given to Him by Mary.  The Church Fathers got this from the
beginning. Mary’s role is critical. She
is co-redemptrix – not in the same way that she redeemed us in the same way
Christ did – but she was with Him in this act of redemption from the beginning
of His Incarnation…that’s why we call them the New Adam and the New Eve.



27: 36: Brother: …
“we know from Romans we hear Christ is the New Adam. Where is the New Eve? It
has to be the Mother, who gave Him his own flesh that saves and redeems us and
for that reason Mother Teresa says that: “Of
course Mary is the co-redemptrix. Jesus saves us by His Flesh. She gave Jesus
his Flesh.”



Father Alar: … “Mary
is not at the same level of the Holy Trinity. She is a creature. [Brother: She’s
redeemed by Christ by the merits of His Cross]. …God being outside of time –
our prayers can be effective outside of time. How was Mary immaculately
conceived? By the merits of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus
Christ… How did that happen? Because of the concept that God is outside of
time.”



28: 48: “This is why we know Mary, her
role, and her revealing of the messages of Medjugorje are so critical today.
Mary is this new Eve. She is this critical, important part in the redemption of
humanity. And a lot of people don’t understand, that in this New Eve, we have
an opportunity to undo what the first Eve did – as Christ undid what the first
Adam did – so we have the New Adam and the New Eve.”




Both: [Discussion of
Scripture and Jesus’ use of the word “woman” in Genesis, at Cana, at the foot
of the Cross, in Revelation 12



Brother: “John Paul
II explicitly related the “woman” of all these passages in Scripture directly
to Mary… she is the woman who crushes
the head,
[which ties in all the more how exciting this whole entire homily
was and there’s still so much more to unpack.”



31:19: [An aside] 


Father Alar: “We were
the first men’s community in the world to bear the title: “The Immaculate
Conception” and people ask: How did you Marians become Divine Mercy priests –
you are Marians of the Immaculate Conception? The answer is:


31:38: “God’s greatest act of mercy ever
bestowed upon a creature was the Immaculate Conception.”



Discussion of Jesus
giving Mary to John on the Cross and John at the foot of the Cross receiving
Mary: Mary is not a natural mother… John’s


33: 15: Father: “This had to be the gift of a spiritual
mother. And this spiritual mother
goes
back to our brokenness in the garden, because we need this link to give us this
trust… it is the natural trust of a mother.”  



Father Alar: “…I can remember when young running and
burrowing myself in my mom’s arms – the protection…the gentleness and love of a
mother. This is what God knew we were going to need… He gives this to us in
Mary and He consummated it on the Cross when He gave [her] fully as a spiritual
mother to us who are disciples like John.”



Brother: “John is
standing there in the place of all us, the rest of humanity, and he embraces his
spiritual mother. He embraces Mary as the universal spiritual mother and takes
her into his home. Biblical scholars tell us the word for “home” is analogous
or equivalent to his spiritual heart. We know that John is the Beloved Disciple
who lays his head on the breast of Jesus [I get all excited about the book “In
Sinu Jesu” written by a Benedictine monk, which is really renewing priesthood
in the Church]… it talks about the intimacy of Jesus and the Beloved Disciple
John and how much John loved and trusted in Jesus, which ties in exactly with
the Archbishop’s homily and the role of
the Blessed Virgin here in Medjugorje. We, too, as spiritual sons and daughters
of Mary, are called to take her into our home, into our heart to embrace her,
to receive the balm of our Queen Mother, our Queen of Peace and Queen of Divine
Mercy into our spiritual homes.”



36: 08: Father Alar: “I would like to add how our actual
experience here has led us to this understanding, and to this culmination and
this homily… [It started when we got off the plane with “peace”… quotes in the
Diary about “peace” in emails, “peace”-“Mir” in signs, “peace”, visit Sister
Emmanuel and her books are about Peace and Scandalous Mercy, and the daily
readings all talked about “peace”, and “then all of a sudden, we are listening
to Mary’s words – we go up the hill to the Apparition on the 2nd of
the month … and that message is about …
 


[both]: “peace and the Father’s merciful love” and
how that takes away our fear.”


Father Alar: “This
Father, though, for us to trust Him, we have to see Him and believe Him and
know Him. How do we know the Father?” Only through the Son…”


… go back to when the
Archbishop mentioned this  


36:58:


Brother: Archbishop’s
quote: “We know the Father through the
Son and it’s through the Son that we have right order and a correct
understanding of who the Father is and that through His Mercy our fear is taken
away. We are given faith that Christ in His Mercy reveals the Father to us,
which dispels fear.”


 [… this is the
Gospel of John… this ties to Mary’s giving this message of peace tying it to
trust …


38:20: Ties together with Our Mother’s message:


“Dear children! In this
peaceless time, I am calling you to have more trust in God who is your Father
in Heaven and who has sent me to lead you to Him…”



38:36 Father Alar: “Here’s the tie: If Mary’s message of
Medjugorje is this peace that we need to have. She’s saying right there on May
25th we need to trust more in Divine Mercy. Because of this peacelessness we
need to trust more in Mercy.


Now this is how it
ties together.  If Mary’s giving us this message
of peace… listen you’re caught up in this world of peacelessness, you need to
trust more in God’s mercy.


We go back to the
Revelation of St. Faustina and Divine Mercy. In it, we have the Image of Divine
Mercy.  That is what the Pope said:


“The Divine Mercy Image is the Face of
the Father’s Mercy”

Pope Francis…Misericordiae Vultus (The Face of Mercy).




So
we have Mary in Medjugorje saying we have peacelessness… what do you have to do
to get through this peacelessness? You’ve got to trust more in God’s mercy.
How do you trust more in God’s mercy?
You’ve got to know the Father. How do you know the Father? You know the Father through
the Image of Divine Mercy, the Son – that Son – if you could encapsulate, if
you could capture somehow the mercy of God the Father and somehow encapsulate
it – you have the image of Divine Mercy. This is why the encyclical:  Misericordiae Vultus is The Face of Mercy. In
it, we have that Image that encapsulates Who the Father is…



We all came from God
the Father… God created us. Our goal is to get back to God the Father. Exitus
Reditus



40:40


Father Alar: 3 Great
Acts of Mercy in the History of Salvation – all comes from the Father and
returns to the Father (Father Seraphim)




1st Father
– Creation: all came from God the Father


2nd Son –
Redemption


3rd “and the
greatest Act of Mercy –the 3rd Person of the Holy Trinity – the Holy Spirit
is going to return us back to God the Father for all eternity…



“What’s beautiful
about that… how we can come to know and trust God is this…



42:10: Jesus in
Scripture makes it clear: You cannot know the Father without the Son…


To know the Son we
have to be empowered by the Holy Spirit 
– to do any of His works and to abide in Him…. To know Him, you have to
know the Holy Spirit. He has to first send us the Paraclete. He has to send us
the Holy Spirit.



42:16: “…How do we know the Holy Spirit?


His Spouse, the gift of Mary… this is
Who came in the incarnation, through the power of the Holy Spirit, she gave us
the God-Man.”


…42:32: Brother:


“Mary trusted and believed the
impossible. Never before in human history had anyone been born without a
natural father… She believed…


She trusted and believed -which is the
exact opposite – she undid the knot Eve’s distrust and disobedience… She untied
the knot. She has complete trust and in God’s word and His power and what He is
able to do…
[Our
Lady, undoer of knots…]



Father: …we can from God the Father, we want to
return to the Father…


How do we know the
Father? The Son.


How do we know the
Son? The Holy Spirit.


How do we know the Holy Spirit?
[Jesus’] Mother, she’s right here in Medjugorje!



43:44: Brother: You’re
tying in completely with the Archbishop’s [words]: “So, it would be right and just, in this place [Medjugorje] to invoke
Mary with the title of Queen of Peace and God’s Divine Mercy. We have invoked
her, called upon her for centuries. And we still call upon her as Mother of
Mercy. But this faithful, centuries long intercession for us, transformed her
into the Queen in whom God’s Mercy gladly hears prayers and fulfills the
tiniest desire of hers for the benefit of her children…”




44: 22


Father Alar:
“Unbelievable… because this is tying it
all together through Medjugorje…
you want to go back to God the Father,


start and come back
the way you came.


Go to Mary in Medjugorje, she will lead
you through the Holy Spirit to God her Son.


He is the Face of the Father’s Mercy –
He brings us back to God the Father. 


That’s the whole Mass!


The concluding
doxology: “Through Him, With Him and in Him O God Almighty Father in
unity with the Holy Spirit…”


It basically God
offering God to God.


God the Holy Spirit
offering God the Son to God the Father


To return us back to
the Father, from whom we came:


Exitus-Reditus


How and where do we
begin this process that God has been trying to lead us through time immemorial?


Now He’s saying: “Look, I’m bringing my Mother right here
to Medjugorje. All you have to do is come. All you have to do is receive this
grace and it all ties together.”…



Brother: “And that’s
why the Archbishop concludes his homily:
“Let us conclude in the end, invoking her altogether, united in the same
prayer, saying: “Mary, Queen of Peace and Divine Mercy, pray for us!”




45:48


Brother: “[the Archbishop] just brought Our Lady
Queen of Peace – and he’s really given her a new title: Our Lady Queen of
Divine Mercy – brought them together and is showing how this is the absolute
linchpin, the keystone of what God is doing and the plan of salvation right now
– through his Divine Mercy and what’s going on in Medjugorje with the
apparitions of Our Lady, Queen of Peace.”



Father Alar: “I don’t think any of us, yourself and me
included, have any idea what is going on here. I don’t think any of us
understand the magnitude of what is going on here:

How God’s whole plan of salvation is culminating in Divine
Mercy and Medjugorje. How everything has led up to this point, this point in
human history.



“And what did Jesus
say?


“Mankind’s last hope of salvation is
Divine Mercy.”


And there’s only one
way that we’re going to get and overcome what keeps us from God…


What is the most
thing that keeps us from God?


He said not our sins,
it is our lack of trust… how are we going to get rid of that main barrier
between us and God?


Trust. That’s Divine
Mercy.


[We look to our Mother for that Trust –
we have to]


The problem is we
have no peace. We have no peace in this world.


Why is Mary appearing here, in this
location and why now?


Because this world, right now, is
experiencing more lack of peace than we ever have in our human history.
People come to me all the time in the
confessional (I heard 200 confessions probably since I’ve been here in
Medjugorje the first 2 visits)”…


[Countless cite
anxiety, fear, lack of trust…]



Brother: “This ties
with message given to Maria on the 25th, Christmas day, this year:


“…Your
heart yearns for peace, of which there is less and less on earth. That is why
people are far from God and souls are sick and heading towards spiritual death.
I am with you, little children, to lead you on this way of salvation to which
God calls you.”
December 25, 2019 to
Marija


48:17: Father Alar:
“That’s huge. Here’s why:


We are living in a
time of a lack of peace like we’ve never seen before…


look
at suicide…


what’s the worst of
the worst possible manifestation of the lack of peace?


… when the lack of
peace reaches such levels that you would take the very life that God gave you…
you’re facing the ultimate in the lack of peace…. 


The suicide rates in
the world today are unprecedented…


more people die in
the world in this current time by suicide by all the wars and homicides
combined.


That’s shocking!


The worst
manifestation of a lack of peace is suicide.”


Brother: “Nothing
more the evil one would like to do than eradicate the image of God within a
person, we are made in the image of God and if he can get us to a point of such
despair, a point of disbelief, distrust in God’s mercy… he wants to distort the
image of God within us… 


Father Alar:


“It is the ultimate
lack of peace…


“God lays out in his
providential care …


Father Mitch Pacwa: “Why
are there so many suicides today? Because there’s a lack of peace.”


That to me answered the question of why
Mary is appearing in Medjugorje today… with a message of peace… 



51:15 We have a lack of peace like never before
and Our Lady is appearing here bringing us this message of peace…


If God saw our problems began with a
lack of trust…


He will never bring “The End” before he
gives us the opportunity to eliminate that lack of trust.


We have to eliminate that blockage …
that lack of trust…


Jesus said we will not have peace until
we trust more and once we trust more, we’ll have that peace.



Brother: That ties in
exactly to the May 2, 2019 message to Mirjana:


This is the message.


Coupled with the message of devotion of Divine Mercy and
what’s going on in Medjugorje. This is the bomb. This is the Divine Plan:


“Dear
children, with a motherly love I am calling you to respond to the great love of
my Son, with pure and open hearts, with complete trust…”


52: 35


Father Alar: “All tied to these two focuses of our
times


How is God manifesting Himself in the
world today?


Marian Apparitions and Eucharistic
miracles


This is how God is
revealing Himself in a special way today.



Brother: “And it’s a
reversal of everything that took place in the Garden of Eden. Now, the woman, the New Eve, is triumphing
and crushing the head of satan – undoing the knot of disobedience…


Marian apparitions that have been taken
place for centuries, but intensely in the last century, and even more intensely
these last 50 years… the New Eve appearing as we saw in Revelation 12…”



[wonderful discussion/ explanation of
Eucharistic miracles]



59: 25 



Brother talks about St. John Bosco’s vision – boat bombarded, 100% assault in all
directions


figure in white
docking boat to 


2 pillars: Mary; and the larger, higher
Pillar: Jesus in a monstrance of the Eucharist


“we are being
bombarded … inside out, upside down, don’t know which direction is which, but


right now we’re being led in the
providential navigation plan right between the two pillars of stability that is
Our Lady as we see her here in Medjugorje – from Fatima to Medjugorje – to all
the Marian Apparitions and Jesus in the Eucharist, which we also see here in
Medjugorje – the Eucharistic devotion that is here is at the center and the
core of what goes on in the prayer and spirituality of Medjugorje…



When it’s docked, all
of a sudden the waters become calm and the other boats retreat…


We are in the process of seeing the
docking of the boat between the two pillars of Our Lady and Jesus in the
Eucharist.”



Father Alar: “Divine Mercy and Medjugorje are being
united together. This is all coming together. This we thought might be our own
interpretation and then we come here and hear the Archbishop’s homily that puts
a stamp of approval right in the middle of God’s message of Divine Mercy and
Mary in Medjugorje that’s why she’s the Queen of Peace and the Queen of Divine
Mercy.



1:03: Spread this message throughout
the world


What does trust lead
you to?


If we have that trust
we will find Peace…


means in the heart we
have removed that distrust and fear –


going back to the
opening paragraph in [Archbishop’s] homily:


“the world is shackled by distrust and
fear”.


This is what the
Catechism says was mankind’s first great sin: distrust.



So how do we remove
that barrier so that God that can fill our soul with grace –


We have to learn how
to trust. Once we trust, here comes
peace –


And we do that with with Our Lady… we
turn to Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Queen of Divine Mercy and ask for her
intercession…



1: 04: And as the Diary says: “Mankind will
not have peace until it turns with trust to God’s Divine Mercy.” 



Archbishop Henryk Hoser, Apostolic Visitor to Medjugorje


“Here we have, in this beautiful place
of Medjugorje, the opportunity to do both
[find peace and trust in God’s Mercy]. We have the opportunity to trust because everywhere on this location
is God’s mercy. You see it in the priests, you see it in the Archbishop, you
see it in the Apostolic Visitor, you see it in the Apostolic Nuncio, you see it
in the priests in the confessional, you see it in the pilgrims, you see it
everywhere here.



This place is wide open with God’s
Divine Mercy.


And you see the peace. And the peace
that you see is in the Blessed Mother’s presence, on Apparition Hill, on Mount
Krizevac – all of these places – She is present… the shops and the stores and
the places, the Church, especially St. James…


Please come here.


This is where you’ll experience the two
most critical pieces of the culmination of salvation history. Again, I don’t think
we have any idea, at all, the time we are living in and the importance of what
is happening and what God and Mary are doing right here.” 





After watching this
incredible discussion, I noticed there was an additional video of Father Chris
Alar. It is his homily that he gave before he and Brother Jason made the video
above. It summarizes the above discussion and offers additional insights as
well. Here is one of the quotes from his homily:


“Spread this message how Divine
Mercy links to Medjugorje and how God is using his Mother to take us to the Son
and ultimately return to the Father…


We’re
here for a reason…
let us not miss this opportunity. We’re
at the most unprecedented times in human history – next to the resurrection –
maybe the most, most important time!


Jesus told St. Faustina: “I’m going to
prepare you for my second coming … for the end times and Jesus said, Mankind’s
[in many ways] last hope of salvation is Divine Mercy. “
Father Chris Alar, MIC


 Here are some excerpts. Again, it would
be best for you to watch it yourself:






7:35


“…Satan’s
great tool: pride, fear and confusion.


Let’s look at fear, because this is
where Medjugorje comes in.


The opposite of fear
is what?


Trust and peace.


If you trust someone and you are at
peace with them you do not fear them.


If you don’t trust someone and you are
not at peace – you fear – this is what the nuncio talked about.


Now… trust is the
essence of the message of Divine Mercy.


St. Faustina… God gave to her in the 1930’s the message
that Pope John Paul said is the most important message of our times.


And the essence of that Divine Mercy
message is trust.


Now, peace is the essence of the message
of Medjugorje.


Peace.


So trust and peace is the answer, the
Nuncio said, to fear that Satan brings us.


Satan’s flooding the
world with fear and he said is caused by distrust and fear caused by Satan. So
we know the answer is trust and peace.


The Nuncio linked these two together.


Then, he finished by saying the Queen
of Peace is the Queen of Divine Mercy.


Brother Jason and I
…. have never heard this coming from a bishop.


We have never heard a bishop say the
Queen of Peace is the Queen of Divine Mercy.


He linked the two together.


This is the answer.



9:48


Jesus said to St.
Faustina: “Mankind will not have peace until
he turns with trust to my Divine Mercy.”


Hear the word peace.
Hear the word trust.


Jesus said we will
not have peace –


[peace doesn’t mean
the absence of war –but this end of anxiety – this end of fear] –


“Mankind will not have peace until he turns with trust to my
Divine Mercy.”



The answer: to get the trust is Divine
Mercy.


And to get the peace is Medjugorje.


And he linked these two together. 



Remember Satan’s
tools start with pride… wiped away by… by any of us who humility…


Fear is wiped away
with trust and peace.


11: 03 Trust, first, we know from Divine Mercy and
now peace, which will come and we’re learning in Medjugorje.


Jesus brought us St. Faustina to trust
Him and now he brings us Medjugorje to find peace
.


11: 20 How? Jesus said we will find peace after
turning to his Divine Mercy.


That’s why Divine Mercy came first in
revelations of St. Faustina and why now peace is coming through the revelations
of Medjugorje.


This is so important.


11: 36 So I finish by
saying, we need to know him to see him.


….


11: 50 How do we come
to know God the Father?


Jesus makes it very
clear, through the Son.


And how do you know
the Son?


You know the Son through the Holy
Spirit.


And how do you know the Holy Spirit?


Through Mary, his spouse – right here
at Medjugorje.



12: 12 So you want to get back to God
the Father?


Start with Mary – right here in
Medjugorje.


…That’s where you start.


Let Mary take you to the Holy Spirit…


Through the Holy
Spirit, the power of the anointing… we know the Son so He can act in us


And then the Son will
take us back to God the Father, ultimately where we are destined to be for all
eternity.


How do we … know the
Son to get back to God the Father? The Image of Divine Mercy. Pope Francis said
the Image of Divine Mercy is the Face of the Father’s Mercy…



13:00 But right now
we’re not getting there because we have fear, we’re afraid, we run, we turn our
back…


woman: “I’m
hypocritical because I pray when I’m afraid and fearful”… NO, that’s when we
need to pray. 



13:58… let us trust God by the gift of his Mother
and the promise of a Savior, and in that clarity…


why do we not know
and see Him? because we’re shackled with fear


wipe out the fear
with trust and peace and when you do that you can see him clearly… this has got
to be your resolution for 2020….


Seeing God in 2020
vision… the vision and the clarity that only comes through God’s mercy…


If not us, who? 


Spread this message how Divine Mercy
links to Medjugorje and how God is using his Mother to take us to the Son and
ultimately return to the Father…


We’re here for a
reason…


15:30 let us not miss this opportunity we’re at
the most unprecedented times in human history – next to the resurrection –
maybe the most, most important time.


Jesus told St. Faustina: “I’m going to
prepare you for my second coming
” … for the end times and Jesus said, Mankind’s
[in many ways] last hope of salvation is Divine Mercy.”



+Above is a
transcription I made of three talks/homilies related to one another, each
pointing to the reality that all of salvation hisis culminating in Our Blessed Mother coming to
Medjugorje and Divine Mercy, and that we truly cannot understand the magnitude of what’s taking place
here.



May this be a gift to
all who read it.


Mary, Queen of Peace
and Queen of Divine Mercy, pray for us!


Entrusting this and
all to Jesus and Mary, and praying the God’s plans in Medjugorje will be
fulfilled in each of us and in the world. 



With love and prayer
for each of you in Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 


Janet Moore



Again, here are the
links to reference and watch: 


1. New Year’s Eve
Homily for the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Mother of God, 


December 31, 2019


by the Apostolic
Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Archbishop Luigi Pezzuto


https://marytv.tv/english-mass-in-medjugorje-13/ Solemnity of
the Mother of God 12/31/19



2. Subsequent
Discussion by Father Chris Alar MIC –


(Director of the Association of Marian
Helpers)


– and Brother Jason
Lewis MIC




3. Father Chris
Alar’s homily: Precursor
(and
Summary) of Discussion:




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